Podcasts: Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo on the Weekend Newswatch

Palazzolo says he may very well run for mayor in April 2015


The Springfield Business Journal Report — 06/22/2013

WTAX’s Alex Degman sits down with SBJ Editor/Publisher Brant Mackey to talk about the week’s business news… including possible expansions of two major Springfield companies.

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Entertainment with the Illinois Times — 06/22/2013

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Anita Stienstra, the publication’s calendar editor, about the weekend’s offerings.


What is a TIF?

We use the term but do we know what it is. Mike Farmer explains.


Refuge Ranch: Kids & Horses Need Each Other

A central Illinois group is bringing kids and horses together…some say a match made in heaven.  Chris Daniels of Refuge…

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UIS Chancellor Susan Koch

The chancellor talks with WTAX’s Kirk Farah about a number of legislative issues, including pensions and the state budget.


The Springfield Business Journal Report — 05/25/2013

SBJ Editor and Publisher Brant Mackey talks about some expansions on the far west side, and a perhaps imminent groundbreaking…

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Entertainment with the Illinois Times — 05/25/2013

Anita Steinstra, the publication’s Calendar Editor, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to run down some of this Memorial Day weekend’s options.

There’s still a lot to do with one week left in the spring session.

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with UIS political science professor emeritus Kent Redfield to talk about what’s already been done, and…


The Springfield Business Journal Report

Brant Mackey joins WTAX’s Alex Degman live from the Old Capitol Art Fair for this week’s segment.

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